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&p broke below 1400. all the main sectors ended firmly in the red. the worst performers were centeri energy and financials and i bet you coal didn't do any well. hmos big down. >> you know what did do well, guns. >> hospitals did well. the so-called fear gauge, and that is known as the vix, the cboe volatility index jumped. u.s. equity futures should be interesting to look at temperature basically on hold. not sure what to do after yesterday. we'll talk more about the economy in a minute with david rosenburg. it was pretty clear yesterday that depending on how you wanted to spin it, could you say how do you do for another four years. i don't remember any euro news in the last six months no matter how bad it was, we didn't get it free handle. so there's more to it than just europe. >> it was the fiscal cliff, but also the financials got hit so hard. if it had been romney, the cliff would be less of a deal because they would stepped all of them. so now we know and we lettered it first hand yesterday. boehner said we're open to tax increase, but part of a bigger plan that involves spending cut
.s. manufacturing driven by very low energy prices. we're self-sufficient energy for the first time in years. another company like ppg, they really own the coatings business, about 70% of revenues from coatings, they're growing 4% to 6% organically and end the year with $2.5 billion in cash. they just sold their business, another $1 billion, that $3.5 billion in cash, 60% go to grow the business, 40% return to shareholders. you've got 5%, 6% top line, 10%, 12% net income growth with stock buy back and dividend going up 15% a year. you get 2% while you wait. if things -- if we don't do it on a fiscal cliff and things get worse, not going to get hurt. >> where did you buy comcast? >> comcast we've owned for a couple of years. that's another one that has morphed into a return of capital story. when we bought it just superior business model in a tough environment. if things get better, great, employment improves, we're going to have more hook-ups, housing improves, more connections, great growth story. if things don't get better, we're trying to protect for the downside and keep that optionalty
that does give me some concern is the 2% fica. as near as our analysts can tell, there is no energy to continue that going into next year. >> the payroll tax cut. >> the payroll tax cut. and so the concern is as we go into the holiday shopping season or just coming out of of the holiday shopping season, the average worker is going to find their take home pay go done by 2%. so the defense sequestration is likely to be dealt with and in our opinion, we'll have some kind of extension of the bush tax cuts in our opinion. but as near as we can tell, that will still be a hit to the average consumer as we go into the end of this year and the beginning of next. >> you said that your strategy in terms of allocation is that you do believe some sort of agreement will be met. does that mean that you are heavily weighted towards stocks because you think the market will rally when and if there is a deal? >> no. i trimmed my overweight position in equities in the allocation strategies earlier this year because i felt that the economy was decelerating, that had to be reflected in corporate earning.
technology business is growing so solutions like that are places we're putting a large amount of our energy behind but we're also counting on the federal government to help us with some certainty, one part has been solved, we have a president for the next four years, now we have to get fiscal tax issues resolved so we can solidify, our customers can feel better and question participate more with them. >> to that point you are meeting with the president, one of many ceos who will be meeting with him tomorrow i believe. what do you plan to tell the white house at that point? what is the most important issue and how do you come at it in terms of giving him some feedback for what the business communities sees in all of this? >> first thing we'll do is listen a little bit to what he has to say and what his plans are for the second term, but i think the business community and me in particular have been very clear. we need a solution to this fiscal cliff that's coming. i have to believe that logic will prevail here with some hard work and it will get a solution and we also need a tax policy that i
came out and it's something oprah and i talked a lot about. we needed more fun and energy, oprah needed to be on more often. oprah came on the network in the beginning of january and we had been on the air already for almost a year. >> she wishes she would have been on from the get-go. >> even if she was, it still would have taken. you have to make your mistakes, your stumbles, learn from it and move forward. when oprah is on own, we're usually a top five network in america, we also have "sweetie pies" a lot of talk characters during the day but the length of view is about 90 minutes so people are spending a lot of time with it. >> that's so important. >> the network is one of the fastest growing cable networks in america. >> that was going to be my question it's a pure cable play which you'd like to have because of the dual revenue stream but it's difficult to be in cable channel play if all your channels stink. if you do, then you have something and it becomes international now, that's what you're doing. >> when i got to discovery we had 13 channels in the u.s. and six channels in 00
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